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February 20, 2017 - Industry News

2018 Ford EcoSport SUV's Cargo Shelf Inspired by Bees

Photo courtesy of Ford.

Ford's 2018 EcoSport SUV subcompact crossover will offer a thin, lightweight cargo shelf made of high-strength recycled paper honeycomb that can support up to 700 pounds, the automaker has announced.

Tags: Cargo Management, Ford, Compact SUVs, 2018-MY, Ford EcoSport

February 13, 2017 - Industry News

Safety Tip: Driving in Thick Fog

Here's advice from AAA and Ford on how to drive in heavy fog conditions.

Tags: Driver Safety, AAA, Driver Safety Tips, Weather, Safety, Ford

February 10, 2017 - Industry News

Ford Invests $1B Toward 2021 Autonomous Vehicle

(from l. to r.) Peter Rander, Mark Fields, Bryan Salesky, and Raj Nair

Ford will invest $1 billion in Pittsburgh-based Argo AI, a startup focusing on artificial intelligence, to develop a software platform for a fully autonomous vehicle it plans to make available for ride hailing in 2021.

Tags: Investment, Ford, Mobility, Autonomous Vehicles, Ride Hailing, Fully Autonomous

February 7, 2017 - Industry News

Lighter, More Powerful Ford Expedition Arrives for 2018

Photo of 2018 Expedition courtesy of Ford.

Ford's 2018 Expedition will enter its fourth generation with a more powerful V-6 engine, lighter-weight body and frame, and an array of technology upgrades such as onboard Wi-Fi, the SYNC 3 infotainment system, and more connectivity.

Tags: Ford, Chicago Auto Show, Large SUVs, Ford Expedition, 2018-MY

February 6, 2017 - Industry News

Ford to Export F-150 Raptor to China

This shipping of the 2017 Ford F-150 Raptor marks the first time any U.S.-built F-Series truck has been officially exported to China (Photo courtesy of Ford Motor Co.)

Ford has started shipping its all-new 2017 F-150 Raptor – a high-performance off-road pickup truck – to customers in China, marking the first time any U.S.-built F-Series truck has been officially exported to China.

Tags: China, Ford F-150 Raptor, Ford, Ford F-Series, global

February 1, 2017 - Industry News

Fleet Sales Decline in January Across the Board

(clockwise from upper l.) 2017 F-150, Silverado 1500, Titan, and Ram 1500

Sales of fleet vehicles to commercial, daily rental, and government buyers slipped lower in January, despite year-over-year growth in sales of trucks, vans, and SUVs, according to the automakers and Automotive Fleet data.

Tags: Procurement, Fleet Sales, General Motors, Ford, Large Pickups

February 1, 2017 - Industry News

Ford Relaunches Commercial Vehicle Dealer Program

Photo of Commercial Vehicle Center interior courtesy of Ford.

Ford is launching the Commercial Vehicle Center dealer program that will replace the Business Preferred Network (BPN) and offer improved service, better parts availability and a new loyalty program, Ford announced.

Tags: Ford, Dealers, Parts and Service

January 30, 2017 - Industry News

Ford F-250 Super Duty Crew Cab 4x2 Draws Top Safety Score

Photo of 2017 Ford F-250 Super Duty Crew Cab 4x2 courtesy of Ford.

The National Highway Traffic Safety Administration gives the truck model an overall safety rating of five stars — the highest possible score.

Tags: Crash Tests, Ford F-250, Ford, NHTSA, 2017-MY, Ford Super Duty

January 27, 2017 - Industry News

Ford Offers Connectivity to Past Model Year Owners

Photo of 2014 F-150 STX SuperCrew courtesy of Ford.

Ford is offering its SmartLink OBD II dongle to owners of vehicles from the 2010 to 2016 model years to enable them to use connectivity features previously offered on 2017 model-year vehicles.

Tags: Ford F-150, Ford, OBDII Device, Wi-Fi

January 26, 2017 - Industry News

Ford Recalls F-150 Trucks for Instrument Display

Photo courtesy of Ford.

The recall covers nearly 6,800 2017 pickup trucks in the U.S.

Tags: Ford F-150, Recalls, Ford, Large Pickups, 2017-MY

January 25, 2017 - Industry News

Detroit 'Big Three' Optimistic About Auto Industry Under Trump

President Donald Trump met with the CEOs of General Motors, Ford, and Fiat Chrysler on Tuesday to discuss the relationship between the automakers and his administration going forward.

Tags: Regulations, Ford, GM, FCA, Donald Trump

January 24, 2017 - Industry News

Ford Offers Replacement Parts for Non-Ford Vehicles

Omnicraft

Ford’s Customer Service Division has launched Omnicraft, an all-new brand of replacement parts that will be available to all Ford dealers.

Tags: Ford, Parts and Service

January 20, 2017 - Press Release

Ford to Auction One-of-a-Kind F-150 Raptor for Charity

Ford Motor Company will auction an all-new one-of-a-kind 2017 Ford F-150 Raptor for charity at the 46th annual Barrett-Jackson Scottsdale event, in Scottsdale, Ariz.(Photo: Ford Motor Co.)

The winning bidder of Lot No. 3004 – selling at no reserve – will become the owner of the last 2017 Ford F-150 Raptor produced and get to choose from a unique one-of-one Raptor color. The all-new Raptor incorporates years of Ford performance and engineering to deliver the ultimate high-performance off-road truck.

Tags: Auction, Charity, Ford, Barrett-Jackson, Ford F-150 Raptor

January 20, 2017 - Industry News

Ford GT Previews 'Dashboard of the Future'

Photo of GT instrument cluster in Sport mode courtesy of Ford.

Ford has developed a new digital instrument display for its 2017 GT supercar that provides ideas about how the automaker will approach instrument panels in future vehicles further down the lineup.

Tags: Supercar, Dashboard, Ford, Instrument Panel

January 17, 2017 - Industry News

2018 Ford Mustang Gets Sleeker, Drops V-6

Photo of 2018 Mustang GT courtesy of Ford.

Ford's Mustang sport car will arrive for 2018 with a sleeker look, lower hood, new transmission, and one less engine choice, Ford has announced.

Tags: Ford Mustang, Ford, Sports Cars, 2018-MY

January 12, 2017 - Industry News

Ford Expands Recall for Takata Air Bags

Photo courtesy of Ford.

This latest action affects more than 654,000 Ford, Lincoln, and Mercury vehicles in the U.S.

Tags: Lincoln, Mercury, Ford Fusion, Lincoln MKZ, 2012-MY, Recalls, Ford Mustang, Lincoln MKX, 2005-MY, Takata, Ford Ranger, Ford, Mercury Milan, Ford Edge, Air Bags, Lincoln Zephyr

January 9, 2017 - Industry News

Ford Reviving Ranger Pickup for 2019

Image: Ford.

Ford will bring the Ranger mid-size pickup truck back to the North American market for the 2019 model year and the Bronco midsize SUV to global markets for the 2020 model year, the OEM announced at the Detroit auto show.

Tags: Ford Ranger, Ford, Mid-Size Pickups, 2019-MY, Detroit Auto Show, Ford Bronco, 2020-MY

January 8, 2017 - Industry News

First-Ever F-150 Diesel Improves MPG for 2018

Photo of the 2018 F-150 courtesy of Ford.

The 2018 F-150 will offer optional diesel power for the first time since the introduction of the model in 1975, as Ford will offer a turbo-diesel V-6 engine and updated versions of the gasoline-powered V-6, turbo V-6, and V-8, Ford announced ahead of the Detroit auto show.

Tags: Ford F-150, Diesel Engines, Ford, Large Pickups, Detroit Auto Show, 2018-MY

January 5, 2017 - Industry News

Commercial Fleet Sales Increase 2.7% in 2016

Sales of pickups, vans, and SUVs to businesses pushed commercial fleet sales 2.7% higher in 2016, which offset a decline in commercial sales of passenger cars, according to Automotive Fleet data.

Tags: Fleet Sales, Ford, General Motors, FCA

January 4, 2017 - Industry News

Toyota, Ford Form Organization to Improve Phone to Car Connectivity

Logo: SDL

SmartDeviceLink Consortium is a nonprofit organization working to providing consumers access to smartphone apps using voice commands and in-vehicle displays with an open source software platform.

Tags: Mobile Apps, Ford, toyota, Voice Recognition

January 4, 2017 - Industry News

Ford to Expand Autonomous Fleet for 2017

Photo courtesy of Ford.

Ford Motor Co. is once again tripling the size of its fully autonomous Ford Fusion Hybrid test vehicles for 2017.

Tags: Ford, Autonomous Vehicles, Lidar

January 4, 2017 - Industry News

Ford Sells More than 26M F-Series Trucks

Image courtesy of Ford Motor Co.

Ford is celebrating a major milestone as F-Series now reigns as the top-selling truck in the country for 40 consecutive years and best-selling vehicle for 35 years, selling more than 26 million F-Series trucks since January 1977.

Tags: Ford, Ford F-Series, Large Pickups, Truck Sales

January 3, 2017 - Industry News

Ford Cancels Plans for Mexico Plant, Invests in Michigan

Ford has canceled plans for a $1.6 billion plant in Mexico and is now investing $700 million in production at its Flat Rock Assembly Plant in Michigan.

Tags: Michigan, Ford, Assembly Plants, Donald Trump, Mexico

January 3, 2017 - Industry News

Ford Looking to Electrify F-150, Transit Custom Van by 2020

Ford has announced that the F-150 will be electrified by 2020. Pictured is a gasoline powered 2017 F-150 XLT courtesy of Ford.

Ford announced seven global electrified vehicles that it plans to introduce in the next five years, which includes hybrid versions of the F-150 pickup and a plug-in hybrid Transit Custom van.

Tags: Ford F-150, Plug-In Hybrid Electric Vehicles, Ford, Electric Vehicles, Autonomous Vehicles, Ford Transit Custom

December 28, 2016 - Industry News

Ford Unveils Next-Gen Autonomous Fusion Hybrid

Photo courtesy of Ford.

Ford Motor Company has revealed its next-generation Fusion Hybrid autonomous development vehicle that uses Ford’s autonomous vehicle platform.

Tags: Ford Fusion Hybrid, Ford, Autonomous Vehicles

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